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Sri Lanka and India Navy conduct Joint Naval Training Exercise

Sri Lanka and India Navy conduct joint naval training exercise

Sri Lanka Navy and India navy conduct a joint naval training exercise from the 06th to the 08th of October 2009 in the Western seas of Sri Lanka. INS 'Shardul' of the Indian Navy and INCGS 'Varuna' of the Indian Coast Guard with Indian Cadets on board and SLNS 'Sayura', SLNS 'Samudura' and 'A 521' of the Sri Lanka Navy participate in the exercise Code-named 'Cadex 2009'.

INS 'Shardul' is a Landing Ship Tank commanded by Commander Raghunath Nair. It has a complement of 20 officers and 250 sailors and is 125 metres in length. ICGS 'Varuna' is an Offshore Patrol vessel commanded by Commandant Kalpit Dixit. It has a complement of 15 officers and 100 sailors and is 75 metres in length.

The Naval training exercise intends to provide SLN Officer Cadets an opportunity to train on board Indian Naval Ships and for SLN Ships to enhance and exchange knowledge with Indian Naval Ships. In reciprocation, Sri Lanka Navy avail opportunity for Indian Navy Cadets to familiarize themselves with tri-forces military training institutions and to visit places of historical and cultural value in Sri Lanka in order to strengthen the training ties between the two countries.

The joint military exercise reflects the mutual cooperation of the two friendly navies and the long standing bilateral relations of the two neighbouring nations.

Courtesy : Navy Media

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